Archives by date

You are browsing the site archives by date.

September Prayer Letter

September Prayer Letter

Dear Friends, Fall has arrived here in Iowa and the leaves are beginning to turn colors.  It is a gradual process which, over a period of weeks, will paint the landscape with what is in some cases, breathtaking beauty.  The farmer’s fields are turning from green to brown and gold as the corn and beans […]

Church Flies

Church Flies I had breakfast this morning in the cafeteria of the local grocery store.  It was not a pleasant time due to the large number of flies that seemed to be competing for bragging rights over which one could get past my defenses and plunder my plate of sausage, eggs and pancakes.  Eating was a […]

My Fashion Plate Hubby

Written from Linda’s perspective: We were up at 7 this morning and had toast, oatmeal, banana and coffee at the Motel.  We then headed for the Forestiere Underground Gardens.  When we arrived we were uncertain about the location.  There was a large unkept looking field that really looked a lot like a dump.  But there […]

Taking the Back Way

Written from Linda’s perspective: We got up at 7am this morning, packed up and headed out toward Fresno.  We took the long route up into the mountains, stopping at the grave of George Hicks Fancher.  He moved to Merced from New York and was a wealthy rancher who wanted to be sure people would remember […]

A Beautiful Woman and the Homeless Man

Written from Linda’s perspective: We had a good long sleep and arose at 6:40 AM!  Today is our daughter Charissa’s birthday and we called and sang happy birthday to her on her voice mail.  Wish we could have been with her to celebrate. We prepared to go and meet Ramone at the Merced-mini storage unit […]

Sunday After

Written from Linda’s perspective: We attended the Atwater Community Bible Church this morning but not before Tim had some fun with the car horn.  Someone’s car alarm went off and the horn beeped for couple of minutes before it went off.  Then Tim sat in our room and hit the lock button on the key […]

Memorial Service Saturday

Written from Linda’s perspective: We slept in a little later this morning and then went to the Waffle House for breakfast.  I went to Rose Nails for a mini while Tim sat in the car and waited.  We then returned back to the room until we left for the cemetery at 1:30.  We held the […]

The Trip Begins

Hi Readers!  I’ve asked my sweetheart and traveling companion to journal our California trip and will be posting her “reflections” here, albeit a day or two behind time.  She’s was hesitant to do it at first, but I think she does just fine and hope you will enjoy her “view” of things. (T.) We went […]

A Grandmother in Full Bloom!

A Grandmother in Full Bloom!

We will soon be married for 46 years.  It’s hard to believe that it has been such a long period of time since it seems to have gone so  quickly.  I was reminded of the reality of the years this afternoon as I trimmed my beard.  For the first time that I can remember… although […]

Just Like Holding the Cat

I enjoyed sitting next to my daughter in church on Sunday, Father’s Day.  There were a couple of things that happened during that time as I observed her holding my 10-day-old granddaughter, Margaret. First of all, I had a sudden realization as she laid Margo on the tops of her legs, cradled her in her […]